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Division caused Eskom crisis, but can save it too

1 day(s) ago

Few seem to appreciate that Eskom remains an apartheid construct, writes Simon Lincoln Reader

Regionalist dangers of Cosatu move on Numsa

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1 day(s) ago

Numsa’s ejection, and the threatened action against Vavi may be the start of what is becoming a permanent ANC succession campaign, writes Anthony Butler

THE INSIDER: Chicken and egg puzzle of life and death

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1 day(s) ago

Chickens, like cats, may have several lives

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: This is not a crisis. This is SA. Relax

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1 day(s) ago

Let’s all calm down a little. Zuma’s not going anywhere. And we’re not falling apart, writes Peter Bruce

ANC’s Mr Fix-it finds some problems intractable

1 day(s) ago

Ramaphosa’s smooth diplomacy and affability fall flat in the face of the mediocrity and pettiness that have come to define our body politic, writes Natasha Marrian

TWEET OF THE WEEK: A giant parliamentary mess

1 day(s) ago

The ANC seemed eager to bully itself to a pulp while the DA made one tactical blunder after the other, writes Gareth van Onselen

STREET DOGS: Humility

1 day(s) ago

‘You can't do the big things in this world unless you have humility; the sort of humility that makes a fellow proud of a chance to work’

Is Russia putting the nuclear gun on the table?

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2 day(s) ago

We may now be returning to an era in which the threat of nuclear warfare can no longer be treated as the stuff of science fiction, writes Gideon Rachman


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STREET DOGS: Altshuller’s Moneyball

2 day(s) ago

Good data may be cheaper than bad management, writes Michel Pireu

THE INSIDER: Now we see the artist through a glass darkly ...

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2 day(s) ago

Sculptor Michael Elion is missing a trick in the whole ‘Ray-Ban Island’ debacle

Time for government to throw in towel on SAA

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3 day(s) ago

State needs to terminate all support and allow SAA’s liquidators to maximise asset value by negotiating a compromise with creditors and selling assets to highest bidders, writes Leon Louw

Proof that Zuma did intervene on Nkandla

3 day(s) ago

President says the only issue he debated was the size of his bedroom window — illustrating both general ignorance and specific involvement, writes Gareth van Onselen

Kganyago can only benefit from Marcus’s open style

3 day(s) ago

Lesetja Kganyago will be able to build on the legacy left by his predecessor, writes Hilary Joffe

STREET DOGS: Things to avoid

3 day(s) ago

From Morgan Housel at The Motley Fool, things to avoid at all cost, writes Michel Pireu

THE INSIDER: Toilet people cover topic from top to bottom

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3 day(s) ago

Emphasis on design, safe toilets and health

From ‘Arab Spring’ to ‘African Harmattan’

5 day(s) ago

Burkina Faso’s cataclysmic uprising should serve as a cautionary tale to other long-serving rulers, writes Adekeye Adebajo

LAW MATTERS: Courts absorb pressure of political battles

A panoramic view of Parliament, at the swearing-in ceremony of new members of Parliament in the National Assembly on Wednesday.  Picture: GCIS
2 day(s) ago

Some of the biggest political battles have been fought in the courts rather than where they should be fought — in Parliament, writes Franny Rabkin

No bad taste to chocolate just yet

2 day(s) ago

The panic sparked by two of the world’s biggest chocolate producers is nothing short of fear-mongering, Bronwyn Nortje assures chocolate lovers

MPs more free in the street than in Parliament

2 day(s) ago

The successful functioning of Parliament is dependent on the conduct and attitude of the speaker, and how he or she uses the rulest, writes Anton Harber

AT HOME AND ABROAD: Our political and economic crises are about to collide

Allister Sparks masthead
3 day(s) ago

Our leaders in the government, labour and business, seem to be sleepwalking towards the cliff’s edge, writes Allister Sparks

Blacks must overcome reliance on state

Thami Mazwai promo
3 day(s) ago

If people think affirmative action and black economic empowerment will be perpetual, they are dreaming, writes Thami Mazwai

Moves to empower chiefs bad for democracy

Steven Friedman
3 day(s) ago

ANC’s shows signs it may feel traditional leaders are a better bet than black middle class, writes Steven Friedman

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Take a leaf from Mexico

3 day(s) ago

They haven’t flipped the V at Uncle Sam and cosied up to Venezuela. They’ve stayed the course, writes Alexander Parker

A spectacular reef — if you can avoid the tech groupies

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3 day(s) ago

An impenetrable and prickly forest covers the island’s jagged surface, writes Penny Haw

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